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As a preface, recently I've been experiencing an issue while playing WoW where randomly I'll lose input signal on my monitor, and some times you can hear the in-game sound continuing, where as other times the sound will cease up like the computer has hard locked itself. I had become a rather frequent issue.
When I would turn my PC off and back on again, some times while loading Windows it would do this again. Usually it took a restart or two at the most to fix it, and it'd go for a little while without doing it again.
Now, I cannot pick up a video signal at all. I tried to take the video card out and plug the monitor into the MOBO on-board chipset, but I still get no video signal at all. I thought it was the video card because I observed the on-board cooling fan on the video card jerk a little then never move afterwards.
Here's whats in the case:
Mobo: ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe
Video Card: GeForce 7950 GT
RAM: 2 GB
Quadcore AMD 2.3 Ghz CPU
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So I finally got around to installing a new power supply and video card, and it was acting fine. Suddenly earlier today, the computer locked up so I hard to shut it down. Upon turning it on, now it won't ever pick up a video signal on my monitor again. I tried resetting the BIOS following the instructions of removing the onboard cell battery on the motherboard and switching the jumper below it from 12 to 23 for a few seconds and back to 12 again and turned it on. Still nothing. Any ideas what I should look at next? :/
Well, I still have an old MSI SOcket 745 mobo which was permanently damaged by a defective video card -everything placed in its PCIex or AGR slots would cause it to lock up as soon as you fired anything DirectX/OpenGL based. In the end, it only worked stably with PCI video cards (I mean without the express part) video cards. Time to change mobo, says I.